Bridges and Crowns are both fixed prosthetic devices that are cemented onto your teeth or Implants. Your Dentist or Prosthodontist can employ this procedure as a more permanent solution when compared to dentures, which you can take out and clean daily. Because Dental Crowns and Bridges are cemented on to your teeth, only a Dentist can remove them. Crowns are used to cap or cover a damaged tooth or an implant, while Bridges are used to cover the space of a missing tooth. Bridges are cemented to natural teeth or implants surrounding that empty space of a missing tooth.
Dental Crowns and Bridges are used to strengthen a damaged tooth and to improve the appearance, alignment and “bite” of teeth. Gaps left by missing teeth can create further damage as the lack of support promotes other teeth to shift too. Dental Crowns and Bridges then prevent this situation from happening.
While only a thorough consultation session with your Dentist can lead to a proper diagnosis and recommendation, here are the typical scenarios when Dental Crowns and Bridges are suggested.
At Smilexellence we use CEREC for restorations in one visit. That means same day crowns and bridges, without a temporary or follow up visits.
Cracked or fractured teeth are supported by Dental Crowns and Bridges to prevent any further damage. If a crack has affected the tooth enamel, a Dental Crown is the best and easiest treatment that not only improves appearance but also prevents damage. If the damage is too severe, however, you might have to get the damaged tooth extracted and get an implant instead.
This situation is often seen when someone loses one or more teeth in an accident involving Dental injury. If you have the tooth and you have kept it in correct condition, it might be possible to re-implant it back in its position. In many cases though, the tooth is replaced to prevent improper bite which can lead to discomfort and disease.
If your tooth is chipped, your Smilexcellence Dentist in Richmond will either cosmetically correct it, apply filling if possible, or advise a Dental crown in case of major tissue loss. The same is true for significant tooth decay that cannot be filled and needs large restoration. In this case too, your Dentist will recommend a Dental Crown to avoid further decaying.
Before a Dental Crown or Bridge is created for you, Smilexcellence Dentists in Richmond try to reduce the size of affected teeth so that the prosthetic can fit over them perfectly. Taking an impression of your teeth, we ensure that an exact replica in porcelain or ceramic is created according to the natural colour of your teeth.
The team at Smilexcellence also offer post procedure support for Dental crowns and bridges in Richmond NSW. Like any other medical treatment, Dental Treatments also have associated risks, which need to be avoided during and after the procedure with proper Dental Care.